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02/09/2013 at 11:34
E is 4 months old (how the heck did that happen!?) and loves being up on her feet - I am thinking of investing in a jumperoo, but wondered if they are worth the money .... they still seem to go for £50 or so second hand!!
02/09/2013 at 11:40
They're not worth the rrp in my opinion as there is only a short period of time that they get used before baby is on the move and not happy being contained in it. I managed to get one on offer off amazon for £41 so decided to get it knowing I'll probably get more for it when I sell it on
02/09/2013 at 11:46
They're reduced to £51 on amazon just now but be quick cos the price jumps up quickly
J loved his when he was in it, so it seemed to be worth the money at the time. He grew so fast, he soon outgrew it, so we never really got our moneys worth.
I paid £75 for it, new off Amazon, and 2 years later, have sold it for £40.
02/09/2013 at 11:47
Definitely worth the second hand price as they will always sell on for similar. I'd have paid full price for mine knowing the resale value.
02/09/2013 at 12:01
not for us, well i paid £15 for one on ebay so i suppose it was worth that but isaac went in it for about 2-3 months and then wanted to be out of it, despite not walking till 15 months he jsut wanted to be cruising round
i will keep ours and if we have another then il use it but tbh we didnt get much use out of it but i think for some babies they are fab
02/09/2013 at 12:08
I have just ordered one from amazon - £51.33 - so given that the resale round here seems to be about £40/50 it's got to be worth a try!!
02/09/2013 at 12:20
I have heard nothing but good reports about them including that they are good for wind but F had positional talipes when born which now appears fixed but the leaflet from the hospital says to avoid bouncers and walkers. Does anyone have any experience of this? It is a good offer on amazon!
02/09/2013 at 12:29
I wouldn't pay £90 but big s loved his and it was the only time I could get on with dinner etc at times! Luckily my brother is lending us his this time
02/09/2013 at 19:38
I stupidly paid £95 for mine, but i wanted one straight away. Both have loved it, C was still using it when she was past 1, but S is more mobile and already bored of it. Hoping to get about £50 back selling it on.
02/09/2013 at 19:45
In have just brought one second hand for £35... Hopefully I'll be able to get the same back for it when we are done with it.
02/09/2013 at 20:13
We've not had ours long, but little H loves it. Remains to be seen how long he loves it for, but at the moment I think it's worth the money we paid (it was on offer so not full price). Sounds like you've got a good deal there. Hope E enjoys it! x
02/09/2013 at 22:46
I bought one when they were on offer on Amazon last week. I have heard lots of good things about them over the years so decided to go for it. With Zoe we just had a door bouncer and put an activity table in front of her but with Zoe zooming around the place I don't think that will work this time.
03/09/2013 at 06:32
I'd pay full price for it any day but as it was I got it on offer in boots. F adores it and seeing him play and bounce more and more as his excitement increases is so cute. He is 14 weeks and been in it for 2 weeks now. He needs pillows under his feet but apart from that he is more than capable of being in it.
03/09/2013 at 07:50
We love ours and much easier for number two as it protects her from number one!
Well worth the money especially 50.
03/09/2013 at 13:28
E loved her jumperoo, but crawled by 22 weeks, and interest from then dwindled slowly.. Now at 34 weeks it's an awesome climbing frame in the lounge! We paid £96 for it, and despite it's short life, i'd say it was worth it as it saved my sanity more than once.,. And my arms, as E too wanted to be held up! However, if I knew then, what I know now, i'd have got it second hand.
03/09/2013 at 14:04
I've read some posts elsewhere about these, walkers and swings being bad for posture and discouraging movement. Is this criticism something that's faded out, would you know?
03/09/2013 at 15:03
I don't think it is tbh counter I know one of my Tri buddies was told not to use them by a physio. However as you can tell from my post, definitely not reduced movement here what so ever.
03/09/2013 at 21:25
I've heard that the walkers they stand in aren't great because it can cause them to walk on tip-toes and door bouncers are bad for their hips are they tend to dangle in them. If a baby is the right size for a jumperoo they should be able to stand up straight in it with their feet flat on the floor so they can walk around to use the activities, then bend their knees to bounce. I've not come across anything about the jumperoos being bad, but if you've got a baby having physio, hip problems etc. then no, it probably wouldn't be a good idea. S doesn't bounce in hers much any more, but she likes standing in it to watch the TV and at least it keeps her in one place!
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